MINISTER BACKS TOM STATUE
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said he backs the campaign to have a “great big” statue built in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore.
“What Captain Tom represents, I think, is the best of the United Kingdom,” he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
“I see it every day in the vaccination deployment programme – the whole nation, the army of volunteers, he was one of those and he became a beacon of light in these grim, dark days of this pandemic.
“So I am absolutely in favour of making sure we recognise that, and a great big statue would be a wonderful way, not just for this generation to remember Captain Tom but for future generations.
“And as Chris Whitty (the chief medical officer for England) said, some of the younger people to aspire to be like Captain Tom would be a great thing … and I would certainly back a statue for Captain Tom.”